Christmas in Fallon

Ezra, Lauren, Melia and Ellie

This year we were able to spend Christmas in Fallon with the Hydes. It was so fun to be in Mark and Anne's new house and to see all the family. On Saturday we flew in to Oakland through NY, our last resort to insure that we got to NV for Christmas day, rented a car and stayed in a hotel... only to wake up in the morning and drive the 5 hours to Fallon. After a total of around 22 hours of traveling we arrived Sunday in Fernley, just in time to hear Scott, John's brother, give his talk in his ward. The next week was full of eating, playing guitar hero rock band, 4wheeling, and just hanging out at the new house. Christmas day we blessed our little dear. She wore the dress I was blessed in. I tried to get her to wear the bonnet but she would not have any part of it. It was really sweet to be able to bless her with John's family, in their home. We didn't have a white Christmas but the snow did come a few days late. On Thursday it snowed a bit making some great 4wheeling conditions. On Sunday we drove out to the ranch to see Grandma and Grandpa Hyde where we stayed the night before driving to Salt Lake to see our newest niece, Lucy, and catching a red eye Monday night. It was a fun week in the West, although it felt very good to sleep in our own bed last night.

Ellie was so cute this trip. She was always saying cute things to Goldie like "when you get bigger we are going to be friends" and "Goldie, I love your face. It is so cute" She actually picked this outfit out for Goldie to wear.

Jackson, Goldie, Monk (Ethan), and Ellie

Monk doesn't look too happy

Goldie and Sophie

Goldie loves her Papa

little Melia with her princess gifts on Christmas morning

My most handsome husband fixing Christmas breakfast... dang he's good looking.

me and Ellie

Before we took the bonnet off. Look at how seriously grumpy she was with it on.

and after, much happier

Oh and we have decided that Goldie is a woman of action. She was so great through all the travels... better than she is on a daily basis. Not only that but she is a fatso too. She is getting so big. She has officially grown out of her 0-3 PJs... I hate to see her feet jammed in the footies. She is smiling and cooing and being the cutest thing. I love her. Tonight before I put her in her bed, I just held her and smelt her and kissed her a while. She is my baby.


  1. I didn't miss you did I? are you coming back to utah? I got home to your darling christmas card! Love your little family...miss you lots

  2. you just made me want a baby. congratulations are in order, its harder to do than you realize!

  3. Goldie is getting so big! She is gorgeous. Hopefully her and Naomi will be able to play one day!

  4. what a trooper little goldie is with all that traveling. you are lucky to have a baby that does well with it. what a little beauty she is!

    i totally enjoyed all of your pics. how fun for you all to be together. it makes me homesick.

  5. I love how in the picture of the 4 kids, Jackson is covering his ears!!

  6. Oh my gosh, the girl is just too cute. I am so glad that she is betrothed to my very own Son- Lucky us!

  7. I totally love the photo of Goldie and Sophie. they look like the sweet babies that they are. It was so nice meeting you and Annie and seeing the whole Hyde gang for a few moments. We ended up staying for the snow too even though we didn't plan on it. Check out our blogspot. It's thechristianclan.blogspot.com
    ~Corrine Christian

  8. oh goldie...so sweet. when are you coming to us? is she getting red hair??? how appropriate.

  9. goldie is so darling... you make great babies shell

  10. baggie...bring that baby to me right away, please.

  11. Looking good Hyde family!

    p.s. tell karen that I want to be allowed to see her blog...



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